Dhaka -Eight people were killed and 23 others injured in a fatal road accident at Biswambordi on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila in Gopalganj early Sunday.
Seven of the deceased were identified as Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas of Bagda in Barisal, Nazir Gazi, 35, hailing from Amtoli in Barisal, Jahirul Islam, 29, son of Karim Kabiraj of Mehendiganj in Barisal, Bazlur Rahman Sheikh, 23, son of Dalil Uddin Sheikh of Diknagar village in Muksudpur upazila in Gopalganj district and Toron Gazi, son of Hanif Gazi, hailing from Dhaka.
Mohidul Islam, sub-inspector of Sindhiaghat Police Investigation Centre, said a Barisal-bound bus of Sugandha Paribahan coming from Dhaka plunged into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering in the area around 2:30am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.
On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and rescued the injured passengers.The injured were sent to different hospitals including Faridpur Medical College and Hospital (FMCH).
Among the injured, one died on the way to the FMCH while Dipan Biswas succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 8 am, said Ejajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Police Station.
The bodies were taken to Bhanga Police Station in Faridpur as it is the nearby police station from the accident spot, adds Faridpur correspondent.Bodies of five victims were handed over to their family members.UNB